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1.
Second in the great Romero Dead Trilogy, after Night Of The Living Dead and before Day Of The Dead. Considered by many to be the best of the three, and indeed the best Zombie movie ever made.

Features an inept pilot who can;t swing a hammer for crap, a pregnant chick, a black dude who REALLY likes bread, a badass white dude who screams all the time, a scientist with an eyepatch, and a great many memorable zombies (Hare Krishna Zombie, Fat Disgusting Zombie, Zombies with afros, and Gun-Carryin' Zombie)

Was recently remade into a more 28 Days Later-esque movie, with action scenes that ALL ripped off an Australian Zombie movie zimply called "Undead." Although the remake did have several good moments, including a zombie baby, and some cameos from the origional actors.
Dawn Of The Dead was pretty damned awesome.
by Mattersy March 22, 2004
 
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The greatest zombie movie of all time.
I rented dawn of the dead for the hell of it.
by James Bourne September 10, 2003
 
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Released in 1978, Dawn of the Dead is the sequel to the 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead", and was written and directed once again by horror filmmaker George A. Romero, who has been hailed as the father of modern zombie cinema.

The story is set just a few weeks ahead of the events of the first film. The unknown force that is raising the recently deceased is still persisting. As more people are being killed and eaten by the walking corpses - only to become flesh-eating zombies themselves - the world has started to fall into a state of disarray. The end is on the horizon.

Four people - a traffic helicopter pilot, his girlfriend from the WGON news studio, and two national guardsman - take off from their responsibilities in the traffic helicopter and take refuge inside a shopping mall that is crowded with the living dead. Through a series of spine-chilling sweeps throughout the shopping mall, as they gather supplies and kill the zombies, the four manage to secure the mall as their own safe haven. A monument to decadent consumerism and a barricaded fortress all in one...

But as time passes, they begin to see that the mall has become their prison, rather than their salvation...

The make-up effects and its dated style are probably the most noticeable attributes of the film (which reportedly only cost $1.5 million dollars to produce).

Even so, with its apocalyptic vision, social commentary on consumerism, bits of dark humor, and its sickening scenes of abundant blood and gore (compliments of make-up effects wizard Tom Savini), Dawn of the Dead was well recieved by audiences of the late 70's (especially in Europe, thanks to distribution efforts by Italian filmmaker Dario Argento).

This cult classic has been hailed as the greatest zombie film ever made. Over the decades, it has been imitated, blatantly ripped-off, even remade (2004's Dawn of the Dead). But with the exception of the first film, nothing has ever come close to achieving the greatness that Dawn has earned.
Quotes for Dawn of the Dead (1978)
"...When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth." - Peter, with survivors in the mall

"Every dead body that is not exterminated, becomes one of them. It gets up and kills. The people it kills get up and kill!" - Dr. Foster, appearing on the T.V. news program in the beginning scene
by Kent Weirdo November 27, 2005
 
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the first ever game played by Franchise FC was much like the dawn of the dead.
Those poor Burnley fans, suffering at the NHS
by AFCW April 24, 2004
 
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Is a really great zombie movie from 1979. It was released as the sequel to Night of the Living Dead. It's got the best gore in it and the best zombies. DO NOT SEE THE REMAKE!!! It was terrible and should be destroyed immediately. If you want to see Dawn of the Dead, make sure its the old one, not the bullshit one.
Other good zombie movies:
Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, the Evil Dead series, Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead, Zombie, Dead/Alive, The Beyond
by I Hate Conformists April 25, 2005
 
6.
A remake of a sequel or a sequel to a remake. Night of the living dead was remade in the 90's. If I'm correct OJ simpson was in it.
Hey, Ving Rhames is in it!
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 20, 2004
 
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March 14th 2004.

The Undertaker's return to the darkside.
Rest in peace.
by Mister Ignorant April 22, 2004